Sidney Crosby: NHL Player Poll Proves Crosby Is King!

January 31st, 2011 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
The debate over which NHL player reins supreme received plenty of ammunition this weekend when the NHLPA and Hockey Night in Canada conducted a poll of 318 current NHL players with regards to hockey issues, coaches and their peers.

Questions ranged from which rink had the best ice (Edmonton) to which coach you’d most want to play for (Dan Bylsma- Pittsburgh Penguins), but in the end, there was really only one question that mattered most- what player would you build a franchise around?

The overwhelming response was none other than Sidney Crosby, who received a whopping 69% of the vote.

Surprisingly, Alexander Ovechkin was a distant fourth, receiving a puzzling 2% of all votes, behind Jonathan Toews (3%), Steven Stamkos (5%) and veteran defenseman Nik Lidstrom (6%).

Crosby, was also voted the toughest forward to play against , the games smartest player and best role model by his peers. That’s pretty high praise for a player that many Crosby haters have suggested is nowhere near the best player in the world, don’t you think?

Ovechkin did get the nod by NHL goaltenders as the toughest player to stop ...

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